James Spears

Principal Engineer – Geotechnical
Edinburgh, UK



I’ve been part of Cundall’s Geotechnical team for nearly five years, following working for a specialist ground engineering contractor. This background lets me take a practical approach to geotechnical problems and their effective solutions. I really enjoy value engineering a scheme, either through use of innovative techniques and designs, or sometimes just taking a pragmatic approach – keeping it simple can be just as effective.

Over the past year I’ve become more involved with developing Cundall’s sustainability strategy, and the more I work on it, the more I realise that creating a more sustainable built environment is the biggest challenge we have (and also the most rewarding). I’ve been lucky enough to be selected for the UK Green Building Council’s Future Leader’s programme for 2018, so watch this space on how that goes…

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